Mytonomy is a near-peer social network designed to bring alumni advice to high school students while supporting the overburdened high school counselor. We help young people from age 14–25, make better decisions about big life choices: how to go to college and pay for it, where to apply, what to study, and how to link all of that to an eventual career.
We deliver advice through a video Q&A format, where Advice Givers respond to pre-determined questions about college and career. Advice Seekers can save their favorite videos and use Mytonomy as their personalized research platform. By contributing, Advice Givers build their digital portfolio, making them desirable to potential employers, and building their domain expertise.
Mytonomy is a free school-based product, but individual students, educators, college access groups, and working professionals can also sign up at no charge. Schools can access premium features like a private video network and analytics, by upgrading to a paid software license.
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Mytonomy is backed by NewSchools Venture Fund, Kapor Capital, and other leading angel investors, and is based in the Washington, DC area.
Vinay brings sixteen years of consumer internet and software experience to Mytonomy, including seven great years at Google. As a partnerships executive, Vinay negotiated two of Google's largest toolbar agreements (Sun, Adobe) delivering material revenue, and started and grew the Google TV Ads business through partnerships with the DISH Network & Verizon FIOS. He is the recipient of two Executive Management Group (EMG) Awards, a company-wide honor.
Vinay was also an early employee at Epinions and developed software at Kodak. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, and a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Sean is currently entering his thirteenth year as a high school counselor, the past nine of which have been spent at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Northern Virginia, a top ranked high school according to US News and World Report.
Before becoming a school counselor, Sean worked with autistic adults in a residential setting in Rochester, NY while working towards his master’s degree at SUNY Brockport.
In addition to counseling, Sean is an avid soccer coach - the only coach in Virginia High School League history to lead both a boys' and a girls' team to the AAA state title. He was named Washington Post All Met Coach of the Year in 2005 (Girls') and 2008 (Boys').
Mytonomy is fortunate to have leaders from education, government, and entrepreneurship, serve on our advisory board. We are especially grateful to Reed Hundt for his support since our inception!
Maya is the Founder of The Global Fund for Children and a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Kam is the Founder of newBrandAnalytics, a social media analytics company.
Adrian is the former Mayor of Washington, DC, and is a Special Advisor to Andreessen Horowitz.
Don is the Director of Education & Training at NACAC, and the 2010 RI Counselor of the Year.
Reed is the former Chairman of the FCC, and is on the board of directors of Intel Corporation, the United Negro College Fund, and Kno, Inc.
Neil is the Founder & Chairman of newBrandAnalytics, and the Founder of Blue Tiger Ventures.
David is an angel investor in Mobile, Asia, & Education, and lives in the Bay Area.
Esther is a Journalism & English Teacher at Palo Alto HS, where she is the driving force behind its award winning journalism program. She is an ed tech pioneer, the Chair of PBS Learning Matters and the Vice Chair of Creative Commons.